AC Milan will be great again, promises Filippo Inzaghi
AC Milan will be great again, promises Filippo Inzaghi

Filippo Inzaghi has promised that seven-times European champions AC Milan will break away from their midtable mediocrity and become great again.

Spectacular Rafael Marques own goal sets up AC Milan win
Spectacular Rafael Marques own goal sets up AC Milan win

 A spectacular own goal by Brazilian defender Rafael Marques, followed by a Keisuke Honda brace gave AC Milan a 3-1 win at Verona in Serie A on Sunday.

Brazil's Samba Boys set for Singapore sand
Brazil's Samba Boys set for Singapore sand

Singapore`s plan to boost its international profile by staging a glamour football friendly between Brazil and Japan could backfire due to the appalling state of the playing surface at the centrepiece of the city-state`s $1 billion Sports Hub.

Fernando Torres, Keisuke Honda rescue point for AC Milan at Empoli
Fernando Torres, Keisuke Honda rescue point for AC Milan at Empoli

Spaniard Fernando Torres scored his maiden goal for AC Milan on his full Serie A debut to help spark the fightback in a 2-2 draw away to Empoli on Tuesday.

Filippo Inzhagi era at AC Milan opens with 3-1 win
Filippo Inzhagi era at AC Milan opens with 3-1 win

Filippo Inzaghi got his tenure as AC Milan coach off to the best possible start with a scintillating 3-1 victory over Lazio at the San Siro on Sunday.

Honda `gutted` over Japan lack of ideas

Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda slammed the team`s lack of creative spark following Thursday`s 0-0 World Cup draw with Greece, which left them on the brink of elimination.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Japan vs Greece - Preview

After losing their Group C openers, Japan and Greece will be looking to rediscover the qualities which got them to Brazil as they bid to keep their campaigns alive at the Dunas arena on Thursday.

Japan must play to strengths, says Honda

Japan talisman Keisuke Honda said Monday the side must try to dominate possession if they are to keep their World Cup hopes alive after a defeat in their Group C opener.

Japan must play to strengths, says Honda

Japan talisman Keisuke Honda said Monday the side must try to dominate possession if they are to keep their World Cup hopes alive after a defeat in their Group C opener.

Japan curse Drogba and two `nightmare` minutes

Japanese football fans erupted in joy -- then dropped their heads in dismay, cursing Didier Drogba as the Blue Samurai went down 2-1 to Ivory Coast in their World Cup opener.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Ivory Coast double downs Japan

Ivory Coast scored two goals in two minutes to beat Asian giants Japan 2-1 in their World Cup Group C battle on Saturday.

Japan edges Zambia in last World Cup warm-up

Yoshito Okubo netted the winning goal in stoppage time to give bloodied Japan a 4-3 victory over Zambia on Friday in the Asian champions` final World Cup warm-up match.

Honda carries burden of Japan`s World Cup challenge

If Japan are going to make a first World Cup quarter-final they will require Keisuke Honda to be firing on all cylinders.

World Cup heat`s on for Japan`s Honda, Kagawa

Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni is turning up the heat in a pre-World Cup fitness push and star strikers Shinji Kagawa and Keisuke Honda face a key test Monday against Costa Rica.

Japan need Honda power at World Cup

Japan, led by bleach-blond haired Keisuke Honda, have a habit of making bold statements of intent ahead of a World Cup, and this year`s tournament in Brazil is no different.

Kagawa, Honda to lead full-strength Japan

Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni promised the Asian champions will fear nobody at the World Cup as he named a full-strength 23-man squad on Monday, spearheaded by Shinji Kagawa and Keisuke Honda.

Japan announces 23-man squad for FIFA World Cup

Japan`s national football coach Alberto Zaccheroni Monday announced a 23-member squad for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

AC Milan beat Chievo, thanks to Kaka`s brace

AC Milan midfielder Kaka scored twice at his 300th appearance for Milan in the 3-0 win over Chievo at San Siro Saturday.

Pazzini suffers another injury

Giampaolo Pazzini will be sidelined for eight to ten days after a muscle injury.

Milan move into cup quarters in front of new boss Seedorf

AC Milan got off to a winning start in front of new boss Clarence Seedorf with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Spezia at the San Siro to move into the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup on Wednesday.